Paul Lachine

政治和政治献金

卡布里奇——

最近,美国最高法院发布了一项决议,扩大了公司把资金用在政治运动与候选人上的自由范围——这是世界上其他国家的公司早已享有的自由。这引发了一些众所周知的问题:民主与私权。但通常也忽视了另一个关键的问题:谁应该为上市交易公司决定是否将资金用于政治活动,数目多少,最终的目标是什么?

根据传统的企业法惯例,与普通的企业决策一样,上市公司所作出的政治决策同样受这些法规的约束。因此,做出这类决策不受普通股东或者独立董事干预,也未披露细节。然而,所有这些却是企业法为做出其他行政决策(例如涉及管理层薪资水平或关联方交易)而制定的保证条款。

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